morphogen

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noun mor·pho·gen \ˈmȯr-fə-jən, -ˌjen\

Definition of morphogen

  1. :  a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis especially by forming a gradient in concentration

First Known Use of morphogen

1950


Medical Dictionary

morphogen

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noun mor·pho·gen \ˈmȯr-fə-jən, -ˌjen\

Medical Definition of morphogen

  1. :  a diffusible chemical substance that exerts control over morphogenesis especially by forming a gradient in concentration


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